LSC-20107 - Practical Skills in Bioscience
Coordinator: David Watson Tel: +44 1782 7 33676
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 0
Study Hours: 79
School Office: 01782 734414

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The modules aims to further develop a range of practical and analytical skills in the biosciences, relevant to the programme of study and building from core practical skills developed at previous levels of study.

Intended Learning Outcomes

record accurately and appropriately the purpose, methodology and results of investigative procedures in a laboratory/field notebook and conduct appropriate analysis and interpretation of outcomes: 1
apply practical, analytical and observational skills in the completion of laboratory and/or field-based investigations, including elements of experimental design and optimisation, as appropriate: 1
work safely and ethically in laboratory/field-based settings, complying to good laboratory working practices: 1

Study hours

60 hours taught laboratory and/or field-based sessions
19 hours of academic skills workshops and tutorials

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Competence weighted 100%
Practical skills and competency assessment
Students will be required to complete a range of enhanced laboratory and/or fieldwork skills, appropriate to the discipline and will be assessed using a pass/fail competency sign-off sheet. This will also include other core skills in data recording, preliminary analysis and maintaining a laboratory notebook. Engagement with a minimum attendance to 70% of sessions will be required for successful completion.